Mikey Dread – Life is a Stage

(Dread at the Controls) Now you are tuned in to the champion sound, A-1 sound, world class sound...we are the champion sound that rule this town! Mikey Dread isn't shy about sharing his talents.…

Rebel Bass Top Ten – July 2007

Hailing from Queenstown, Rebel Bass is a long-time bringer of reggae and dancehall music throughout New Zealand. He plays a mix of foundation, early digital, modern roots and bashment to the massive…

Newtown Sound Presents: Ghetto Red Hot: The Mix-CD Vol.2

Mixed by Art Official Art Official has really stepped his game up the last couple of years. Between launching Newtown Sound, co-founding NiceUp and DJing regularly on radio and around the country…

Homefire Burning – Fire It Up

(Subculture System) Homefire Burning are a Roots Rock Reggae band from the Kapiti coast, just north of Wellington city.  If you are a fan of Katchafire, House of Shem, The Black Seeds or Steel Pulse,…

Conscious Roots 3

(Various Artists / EMI Music NZ) Compiled by David Allan and Pranja Moodley It's always a hard thing to do the third of a series, especially if the previous two have been such killers. The third has…

Cornerstone Roots – Free Yourself

(Motherland) The second full length release from Cornerstone Roots has all the elements of a homegrown roots reggae release: songs about home and belonging, the landscape of Aotearoa, political…

Soul Jazz Records Presents: Box of Dub: Dubstep & Future Dub

Dubstep is something that is only just starting to make sense to me. I've always appreciated its half-time jungle aesthetic and its constant use of reggae and ragga samples and motifs, but a small…

Ghetto Red Hot – Mix CD Release Party

When: Saturday 10pm 23rd Jun 2007 - 3am Where: Vintage Bar - 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington Featuring: Art Official, Kerb & Rhys B Welli's very own night of blazing Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Reggae…

Kerb – June 2007

DJ Kerb is a New Zealand hip-hop legend and long time practitioner of the hip-hop arts - as a prolific graffiti writer with his crew Triple S, his company Top Shelf Creative, and as a well known…

Art Official – May 2007

Art Official has been a key player in the Wellington reggae, dancehall and hip-hop scenes for many years. He runs Newtown Sound and produces, promotes and interviews local, national and international…

Topcat

Topcat

'Like a lot of other children what originally drew me to music was television. As a little youth I would watch Top Of The Pops and it looked fun you know. I wanted a slice of that game instantly; I…

Reggae Gold

When: Sunday 5pm 20th May 2007 - 11pm Where: Tupelo - Edward Street, Wellington Featuring: Conviction Roots, Antoine & Art Official Price: Gold coin Come join the NiceUp Family, Saturday 19 May…